The Ultimate Diaper Bag, part II

Sunday, May 29, 2011

New! The “Ultimate Diaper Bag II” is the “be all end all” of diaper bags. Fully loaded, this stylish tote offers many of the defining features found in our original design:

--multiple pockets of various sizes
--side snaps
--integrated stroller straps
--interior sippy cup bands
--swivel key fob

Plus! Some new elements which set it apart from the rest:

--interior three-way divided elasticized pocket
--full length interior zippered pocket 
--full length interior slip pocket with snap closure 
--two toned double padded straps with a comfortable 9” drop 
--zippered top closure to keep contents secure

Approximate measurements:

13" across the top (when snapped)
17" across the top (unsnapped)
10" tall
5" deep

New Convertible Diaper Tote

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Extremely spacious, this Convertible Diaper Tote offers all of the features you love so much about the Ultimate Diaper Bag and the convenience of our Messenger Style with your choice of a fixed adjustable padded strap or a removable padded strap. 

The interior compartment can be configured to meet your needs. My suggestion would be two wide elasticized pockets for diapers and wipes, 2 narrow pockets for bottles and 1 shallow pocket for the cell phone; in addition to side elastic sippy cup bands. A zippered top is an option with the removable strap.

First Impressions

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Crafted from Ty Pennington's fabric collection, entitled "Impressions", these bags promise to wear well with their 100% cotton sateen structure and are sure to fetch compliments from friends and strangers alike. 

Papercut Blue & Kimono Expresso

Kimono Expresso 

Wave Taupe & Lace Persimmon 

Lace Persimmon 

Moorish Charcoal 

New! All in one diaper clutch.

Friday, May 13, 2011

New! Our all in one clutch is designed to grab and go. It will hold one diaper, a package of travel wipes, 9 credit/shoppers cards, set of keys and cell phone. The integrated wristlet strap allows the clutch to attach to double handled strollers and the snap/flap closure keeps contents in place. 

City Tote, made to order from our in stock fabric

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

I've got another new design to share with you today!

Tailored for those who take their work on the road, this stylish "City Tote" is designed to transport a 13" MacBook Pro and offers ample space for essentials such as the charger, digital camera, binder, water bottle, lunch, etc.

Defining details:

  • side load exterior bottle pockets
  • center pleats 
  • oversized button tab closure
  • 2 wide interior elastic pockets
  • double padded straps with comfy 12" drop
  • machine washable
  • available in 40+ in stock designer prints
  • custom made to order for $55

Big Red Poppies --- Gorgeous & Brand New!

Monday, May 9, 2011

New, this "Modern Diaper Tote" offers 2 side load exterior pockets, a full length rear exterior pocket, 2 front exterior pockets, 4 deep interior pockets, elastic sippy cup bands and an oversized button tab closure. Offered at $95. 

FAQ's from my fans

Good morning folks. I hope all the mommies had a beautiful Mother's Day full of fun, family and food. I did!

As of late, I have received several emails and even a few phone calls, from adoring fans seeking business advice. 

In the past, I have posted my thoughts on a variety of topics related to business. Those who are interested, can scroll through the archives. Below, I have compiled the most frequently asked questions, so that I can respond to future in queries in a timely fashion. 

I am always honored to hear from others who admire my work and appreciate your interest. I hope the information below is helpful. While there is not one "magic" tip, my advice to any budding entrepreneur is to follow your heart. Do what you love and the rest will fall into place. 

Approximately have much did you invest to start up? 
I believe we started with a $5,000 budget. The bulk of which was spent on graphic design services to establish and the remainder on raw materials.  
Where do you find the best advertisement (print, online, blogs, google adwords, business cards at locations, networking, word of mouth, etc)?
Extremely fortunate, most of my sales are the result of word of mouth and repeat business. As a result, I spend very little money marketing my products outside of the Etsy community. I enjoy blogging and frequently update my Facebook page.  
How many hours do you put in each week?
Honestly, you and I would probably both be shocked if I clocked my hours. I love what I do and because of that it is easy to work a lot. It is not unusual for me to work 7 days a week, 14 hours a day, weeks on end. Such is the life of an entrepreneur. 
How do you balance having kids and managing a business?
Family first. No exceptions. Striking a balance between work and home is something every parent struggles with. There is no one size fits all answer to this question. I have an amazing family who supports my dreams. That is a blessing --- indeed. 
How quickly were you able to get going?
Initially I got started selling on eBay. Lucky, maybe, I had sales right away. At the time, on eBay, there was a steady market for custom goods. Now, with forums like Etsy and Artfire, there is an even greater appreciation for the term handmade. 

Two new options for your bag

Monday, May 2, 2011

Hi everyone! I am excited to share two new options which can be incorporated into any of our custom bags.

Option #1: Elasticized interior pockets, configured in 2 two-way divided pockets that are perfect for cloth diapering and/or larger disposable diapers.

Option #2: Side stroller straps. Strategically positioned at the sides of the bag, these offer the bag a unique shape and allow it to be suspended snuggly on most strollers as opposed to our classic stroller straps which have a longer drop and can also be attached to the shopping cart.

Four wide elasticized interior pockets. Great for cloth diapers!

Traditional six pocket interior. A super way to keep the essentials organized.

Side positioned stroller straps offer a snug fit and work great with double handled strollers.

Classic stroller straps offer a longer drop and allow the bag to be attached to larger strollers and the shopping cart. 
The ability to customize your bag is a point of interest here at Watermelon Wishes. From the fabric selection to the functional details, the options are plentiful. While, by no means limited, the following images depict the most popular features offered.

Chenille changing pad.

Zippered wet bag.

Zippered top closure.

Center zippered interior compartment.

Classic diaper clutch with changing mat.

Elastic sippy cup bands and removable hard bottom base.

Foldover diaper clutch with changing pad.

Parachute clip closure.

Removable messenger strap.
Button tab closure.

Swivel key fob.